Opinions June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013
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Indiana Court of Appeals
John H. Mooney, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Joseph S. Mooney, Deceased v. Anonymous M.D. 4, Anonymous M.D. 5, and Anonymous Hospital
Civil tort. Reverses order dismissing with prejudice Mooney’s proposed complaint for damages in a medical malpractice action. The trial court did not have jurisdiction to dismiss under Trial Rule 41(E), and it abused its discretion when it dismissed the proposed complaint under I.C. 34-18-10-14.

Mark Kevin Liston v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Grants rehearing and reverses the trial judge’s rescission of the referee’s order granting Liston post-conviction relief. Remands for proceedings.

Shaun Wilkinson v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felonies dealing in a schedule III controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a family housing unit.

Allen Stewart v. Jennifer Miller (NFP)

Protective order. Affirms order of protection issued at the request of Miller.

Robert O. Morris v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony battery.

Stanley B. Crumble a/k/a Melvin Coleman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Tarrence Lee v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms murder conviction.

E.W. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication for committing what would be Class A misdemeanor criminal trespass if committed by an adult.

City of Jeffersonville, Indiana and City of Jeffersonville Sanitary Sewer Board v. Environmental Management Corporation (NFP)
Civil plenary. Reverses the trial court’s award of attorney fees in favor of Environmental Management Corporation and remands with instructions.

Tyrone Walker v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of Q.R., J.B., and J.R. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

Jawyan James Townes v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony possession of marijuana.

Sherard Taylor v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony fraud on a financial institution.

Edward T. Bronaugh v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class D felonies battery and residential entry, Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, Class B misdemeanors disorderly conduct and public intoxication and Class C misdemeanor public nudity.

Tracey B. Young v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C felony and Class D felony criminal confinement, Class D felony strangulation and Class D felony domestic battery.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.


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  1. Lori, you must really love wedding cake stories like this one ... happy enuf ending for you?

  2. This new language about a warning has not been discussed at previous meetings. It's not available online. Since it must be made public knowledge before the vote, does anyone know exactly what it says? Further, this proposal was held up for 5 weeks because members Carol and Lucy insisted that all terms used be defined. So now, definitions are unnecessary and have not been inserted? Beyond these requirements, what is the logic behind giving one free pass to discriminators? Is that how laws work - break it once and that's ok? Just don't do it again? Three members of Carmel's council have done just about everything they can think of to prohibit an anti-discrimination ordinance in Carmel, much to Brainard's consternation, I'm told. These three 'want to be so careful' that they have failed to do what at least 13 other communities, including Martinsville, have already done. It's not being careful. It's standing in the way of what 60% of Carmel residents want. It's hurting CArmel in thT businesses have refused to locate because the council has not gotten with the program. And now they want to give discriminatory one free shot to do so. Unacceptable. Once three members leave the council because they lost their races, the Carmel council will have unanimous approval of the ordinance as originally drafted, not with a one free shot to discriminate freebie. That happens in January 2016. Why give a freebie when all we have to do is wait 3 months and get an ordinance with teeth from Day 1? If nothing else, can you please get s copy from Carmel and post it so we can see what else has changed in the proposal?

  3. Here is an interesting 2012 law review article for any who wish to dive deeper into this subject matter: Excerpt: "Judicial interpretation of the ADA has extended public entity liability to licensing agencies in the licensure and certification of attorneys.49 State bar examiners have the authority to conduct fitness investigations for the purpose of determining whether an applicant is a direct threat to the public.50 A “direct threat” is defined as “a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices or procedures, or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services as provided by § 35.139.”51 However, bar examiners may not utilize generalizations or stereotypes about the applicant’s disability in concluding that an applicant is a direct threat.52"

  4. We have been on the waiting list since 2009, i was notified almost 4 months ago that we were going to start receiving payments and we still have received nothing. Every time I call I'm told I just have to wait it's in the lawyers hands. Is everyone else still waiting?

  5. I hope you dont mind but to answer my question. What amendment does this case pretain to?